>> i think the real question is, if the economy remains weak, is he prepared to take further steps later this year or early next year and we'll have to see. >> reporter: but as long as the fed is running an unconventional monetary policy, its critics will be turning up the heat. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: joining us now to talk more about the fed and the outlook for the markets. jeffrey kleintop, chief market strategist at l.p.l. financial services. hi, jeff, you know, this first day of the fourth quarter often gives a signal of how the rest of the year is going to go. what was your take away on the performance of the first day in the markets, what is going to happen to the dow and the s&p? >> well, volatility is the thing that stands out to me, susie. you know, it's already been a pretty good year this year, with pretty solid games. but the events of the fourth quarter likely to throw investors back to a bit of follow tillity. we have the election, events in europe and certainly the eerntion season coming up.